Just up the Sea to Sky Highway on the way to Whistler, the Britannia Mine Museum is a family-friendly ‘gem’ everyone should experience. The good news is, we’re giving away a Family Fun Package to Britannia Mine Museum valued at $215 so one lucky family can explore the mine all year long!
What you can do at the mine
Across the globe, few, if any, mines are open for the general public to inspect. Britannia is different.
Once the biggest copper mine in the British Empire, the Britannia Mine Museum been preserved as a National Historic site. Now, families climb aboard a rumbling mine train and chug into the dark. Inside and out of the tunnel, the mysteries of mining are explained, thanks to smiling, knowledgeable tour guides. Each one of them likes children, maybe because they never have to say “don’t touch”.
Britannia’s hands-on visit includes the fun of panning for gold (you find it, you keep it). Spread out over 10 acres with a brand new viewing platform, everyone can stretch their legs then re-charge in the cozy and comfortable coffee shop. Trip Advisor gave it 4 and a half stars. Chances are, you’ll agree.
New view this year
Foundations on the freshly restored Howe Sound Deck is a new, permanent, outdoor, open-air exhibit located near the entrance of the Train Pavilion. Sitting 40 feet above the Sea to Sky Highway with breathtaking panoramic views of Howe Sound, Foundations explores Britannia’s colourful history and how mining has contributed to the community and province.
Enter for a chance to win the following package:
- A ($140 value) Family Flex Pass, unlimited visits for any two adults and up to 3 youth for the entire year.
- $50 to the Britannia Mine Museum Company Store where you can pick up a unique souvenir or gift.
- $25 to the new Chatterbox Cafe where you can grab a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and enjoy the beautiful Howe Sound view.
This post is sponsored by Britannia Mine Museum
Britannia Mine Museum is a National Historic site and this summer’s greatest local adventure. Explore the history of the British Commonwealth’s largest copper mine, amid the stunning backdrop of Howe Sound. Ride the underground train, pan for gold, or check out their carbon exhibit today!
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).